A Brisbane travel guide

Brisbane is one of my favourite Australian cities, up there with Sydney too, and I had an absolute blast living there for just over a year. Brisbane, for those of you unfamiliar, is the capital city of Queensland and sits on the East Coast of Australia just a 2 hour drive north of Byron Bay. For some reason, not everyone remembers to add Brisbane on to their list when planning a trip to Australia but Brisbane is well worth stopping off in. Even if it’s just for the morning en route to one of Queensland’s other wanders like Fraser Island or the Sunshine Coast… you gotta do it! To show... […]

A day trip to Krka National Park, Croatia

Now, we all know that I like planning to the max. I kept seeing photos of Plitvice Lakes and Krka National Park during my 'Croatia researching'. Plitvice is located 242km from Split and Krka National Park is a fair bit closer at 86km. Seeing as we only had the 1 day and we wanted to mingle along the coastline on our way back down to Split, we agreed not to be too ambitious and to head to Krka.Krka National Park at a glance... From the entrance you walk 15-20 minutes through beautiful forests and lakes until you reach the waterfalls themselves. There are refreshments down at the waterfall, places to eat, sunbathe and swim. Wear flip flops or sea shoes as there are lots of rocks on the bottom and it can be a little dangerous with bare feet! If you fancy it, there are also lots of walks... […]

A guide to Lagos

You literally cannot come to Lagos and not get in the water. When staying in Lagos you have access to so many beaches nearby including the main Lagos beaches and so many more on the south and west coast. There are waves suitable for all abilities so check the waves and hire yourself a board. Filled with the colourful patterned tiles, buildings, cafes, doorways and houses that Portugal does so beautifully, the Old Town of Lagos is nothing short of charming. You can spend an entire day here wandering through the cobbled streets and browsing the little surf shops, cafes and squares. Lagos Old Town has an old romantic feel to it, almost like you’re in a movie. If you’re lucky enough to witness the sound of live music welcoming you as you step around the street corners, I have no doubt you’ll fall in love a little harder than before. Should you wish to dive into the energy of the historic roots Lagos is grounded in, be sure to head to the Slave Market Museum, the Forte Ponta da... […]

A weekend guide to Lucerne

The small city of Lucerne is centrally located in the Swiss-German speaking region of Switzerland. Roughly one-fifth the size of Zurich, Lucerne is a microcosm of the rest of the country with its namesake lake reflecting the towering peaks of Mount Pilatus and Mount Titlis. The River Reuss flows through the outstandingly preserved and charming squares of the Old Town. Lucerne is the perfect place to spend 48 hours, especially if it’s your first visit to Switzerland. The city has a booming tourism industry, and its location serves as a base for visits to other parts of the country via the... […]

Best places to visit in the UK

The Lake District is one of the first places people think of for a British holiday. And can you blame them?! The green, rolling hills and stunning views… it’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular places to visit in the UK! And, if you fancy a challenge, you can do a Via Ferrata or climb Scafell Pike here, the highest mountain in England! I’ve been to the Lake District a couple of... […]

Exploring Albania: Landing in Tirana, Vlore and Llogara National Park

Prepare to explore the seemingly undiscovered, the authentic and the ridiculously stunning landscapes that sit modestly here in Albania. Honestly, I haven't been this excited to discover somewhere in a while. A little bit about Albania. Albania sits on Europe's south eastern Balkan peninsula and is met at its coastline with both Adriatic and Ionian waters. With Corfu, the Greek island, just a 30 minute boat from the southern beaches of Albania, and Greece just south of the country, you can get an idea of just how beautiful the water and climate is here. That's before you've explored the... […]

Exploring Albania: Landing in Tirana, Vlore and Llogara National Park

Prepare to explore the seemingly undiscovered, the authentic and the ridiculously stunning landscapes that sit modestly here in Albania. Honestly, I haven't been this excited to discover somewhere in a while. A little bit about Albania. Albania sits on Europe's south eastern Balkan peninsula and is met at its coastline with both Adriatic and Ionian waters. With Corfu, the Greek island, just a 30 minute boat from the southern beaches of Albania, and Greece just south of the country, you can get an idea of just how beautiful the water and climate is here. That's before you've explored the... […]

Hikes and walks to go on in Wales

Wales, a country located in southwest Great Britain, is world-famous for its beautiful coastline and extensive hiking and walking trails. Wales is home to three national parks and five areas of outstanding natural beauty, which cover a quarter of the total land in Wales so if you’re looking for a trip filled with nature, and you’re thinking about hiking in Wales… You’re on to something. With mountain and coastal views that rival the likes of New Zealand and Austria, Wales is definitely somewhere to add to your UK adventure bucket list right away. I’ve explored the northern city of Bangor and the hikes around there, I’ve climbed Wales highest peak Snowdon and I’ve just recently got back from a 4-day adventure with my van in the Swansea and Gower area. As I’m based in the UK, I count myself lucky that Wales is on my doorstep, and I can’t wait to explore more of it in my van this year. If you’re considering a trip to Wales and are looking to add some outdoor... […]

Kaiteriteri & Nelsons Lake

The Kiwi experience bus that we are touring New Zealand on takes you anti clockwise on the South Island and consists of optional and designated stops along the way. Where there are designated stops, the bus driver stops overnight too and then you continue the following morning in the same bus. So after visiting my family and the vineyards we made our way down the west coast, which is known for its 'wetness'. Luckily we had begun our New Zealand with some beautiful weather because it did turn a little English from here on. First little stop was Kaiteriteri where you'll find Abel Tasmin... […]

Planning your safari in Kenya

A luxury safari in Kenya. Talk about once in a lifetime opportunities... How does an adventure to uncover the big five sound? In the wild? In Africa? In your own private jeep?When you travel is something to consider when planning your safari in Kenya. There are advantages and disadvantages to all seasons of the year; the best time to go really depends on what experience you're looking for. For us, we wanted to avoid heavy rain and tourism but wanted to maximise our chances of seeing the animals. We went for the second half of March due to aligning all of our work schedules and it ended up being perfect. We saw so many animals and there were hardly any other jeeps or safaris, so it felt like we had the parks and hotels to ourselves - a very special experience.June - October is the best... […]

Solo travel in Southeast Asia

Solo travel in Southeast Asia is nowhere near as daunting as it sounds. So many people do it and there are so many companies, hostels and tours that accommodate solo travellers, giving you a platform to meet other like-minded travellers en route. Solo travelling Southeast Asia, in my opinion, is one of the best destinations to do it in. It's filled with so much colour, culture and adventure... you just need to dedicate a little extra time for planning so that you feel confident.It may sound silly, but it's very easy to want to travel in as many countries as you possibly can, even if you only have a short amount of time in Southeast Asia. Quality over quantity. It's better to really explore fewer places over longer amounts of time than it is to squeeze all of SE Asia into one itinerary!If... […]

Stunning adventures in Cape St.Francis, South Africa

Cape St. Francis is yet another incredible corner to be discovered in South Africa. After our Canoe Safari and quad bike adventure during the day, our Mosaic Tourism Tour Guide drove us through to Cape St.Francis where we hopped straight onto a boat to wind down with a glass of SA red. We cruised on through the calm sheltered waters of St. Francis Bay (state of the art holiday village on the coast) as the sun set, gazing at the 'dream houses' that lined the waters. We engaged in so many amazing adventures. From a frog safari in the lodge grounds, surf lessons and visiting SANCCOB African Penguin Rehabilitation centre, to calamari and fresh fish tasting at Porthole Port (we even saw dolphins in the sea from our ocean view table) and the intense but stunning Wild Side hike with Chokka Trail Adventures.Cape St. Francis showed me just a few of the incredible landscapes that SA has to offer and really sold SA to me as a diverse holiday destination. The 14km hike we embarked on was a... […]

Stunning adventures in Cape St.Francis, South Africa

Cape St. Francis is yet another incredible corner to be discovered in South Africa. After our Canoe Safari and quad bike adventure during the day, our Mosaic Tourism Tour Guide drove us through to Cape St.Francis where we hopped straight onto a boat to wind down with a glass of SA red. We cruised on through the calm sheltered waters of St. Francis Bay (state of the art holiday village on the coast) as the sun set, gazing at the 'dream houses' that lined the waters. We engaged in so many amazing adventures. From a frog safari in the lodge grounds, surf lessons and visiting SANCCOB African Penguin Rehabilitation centre, to calamari and fresh fish tasting at Porthole Port (we even saw dolphins in the sea from our ocean view table) and the intense but stunning Wild Side hike with Chokka Trail Adventures.Cape St. Francis showed me just a few of the incredible landscapes that SA has to offer and really sold SA to me as a diverse holiday destination. The 14km hike we embarked on was a... […]

The best things to do and see in Padstow

Padstow is a postcard-perfect town and one of the most popular tourist locations in the whole of Cornwall. It’s not hard to see why it makes it on the top things to do and see in Cornwall, it’s gorgeous. You’ll have fallen in love at first sight and that’s before you’ve even tucked into the Michelin star restaurants and the activities on offer here. Padstow is known as the ‘foodie’ capital of Cornwall so if you’re someone that appreciates fresh fish, award-winning ice cream and pasties – you’re heading to the right place. In this post, I’m going to take you through the best things to do and see in Padstow to help you plan your Padstow trip. Where is Padstow? This stunning gorgeous fishing post is located on the North Coast of Cornwall and is sat on the Camel... […]

The best things to do in Croatia

Are you planning a road trip through Europe? Or perhaps you’re planning a holiday to Croatia and are looking to get some inspiration and direction as to the best things to do in Croatia? Well, my friend, this is the blog post for you! In this post, I am going to share some of the best things to do in Croatia with you, some of which I have done and some that are still high on my Croatia bucket list. From sunset kayaking around Dubrovnik castle to hiring a boat and travelling around some of the islands, all the way to dancing the night away during the Yacht Week or Underground Market in the cellar of Diocletian Palace in Split, you aren’t short of things to do in this diverse European country. I’ve been to Croatia a few times over the years, including with the Yacht Week and with... […]

The best things to do in England

For the best things to do in England we really don’t have to travel far. Adventure and fun can be found right on our doorstep, and I bet you’ll even find that some of the top things to do are in your local area, without having to travel for miles. Althought we can’t travel at the moment due to Covid-19, we can start planning our next adventure and making our England bucket list! England has so many beautiful places to visit, walks and hikes to go on and National Parks to explore. Some of the best things to do in England include exploring London, surfing in Devon, going for afternoon... […]

The best things to do in Iceland

Iceland is the bucket list of all bucket list destinations. A trip to Iceland is one of the most surreal adventures you will ever go on and is most definitely a once in a lifetime adventure. My 5-day road trip around Iceland is still one of my favourite adventures to date. I actually got to enjoy Iceland as a holiday, I got to enjoy a slow-paced van life adventure around this island and it was... […]

The UK National Parks on a map: Which should you visit?

Designated as a National Park in 1951, Dartmoor has been on the map from the beginning. Here in the south of Devon, you can discover wild open moorlands, iconic granite tors, ancient monuments and rich local history. The New Forest National Park has a huge diversity of rare plants and animals– one of the reasons why it was made a National Park in 2005. I have such fond memories camping here in the New Forest as a kid and I recently returned and the magic is very much still alive. It’s a place of seriously outstanding natural beauty. As you drive through the countryside here in the New Forest you’ll find the grazing of ponies, cattle and pigs that roam freely. There’s a real sense of freedom here and not only for the animals. The New Forest is a wonderful excuse to explore on foot, horseback, or by bike to soak it all up. The South Downs National Park really does have it all. Sized at 1,600km squared, this National Park in the southern region of the UK was actually only... […]

Things I learned after I graduated from uni

Those of you who’ve been following me for a while now will know that I didn’t graduate from uni. Never mind graduate, I didn’t go at all. For more on my career journey, read this post. University isn’t for everyone. I’m a big advocate of that, obviously! However, loads of my friends went to uni and loved it. The parties, the new friends, the learning too, I guess. And now most of them have graduated, and it’s time to navigate the scary adult world. This isn’t my area of expertise, and it’s where my blog girls are going to help me out. Welcome to uni Mondays: a mini series of blog posts coming out in September to help you get ready for life pre, post or during uni. Let me know what you think in a comment below or on instagram @wheresmollie, and if you like the content maybe we can extend it past September! This post is from Robyn… I remember the nerves and excitement during the lead up to graduation. It was more of a bittersweet feeling. University was some form... […]

Things to do in Argentina

Argentina might not enjoy the hype that Brazil, Bolivia or Colombia do, but with scenery to rival the best in the world and endless exciting activities, it might just be the jewel in South America's crown. If you're looking for incredible things to do in Argentina, then look no further. In this blog post, I'm going to run through the best things to do in Argentina when it comes to eating, hiking and seeing the sights. Whether you're looking to eat and drink your way from north to south, see mother nature at her very, very best or adventure in the wilderness, there is something for everyone in Argentina. Here's a shortlist of just some of the incredible experiences this beautiful country can offer.Experience the nightlife in Palermo. As the sun goes down, Buenos Aires comes to life, and nowhere more so than in the Palermo district. Grab a cocktail or craft beer from one of the many bars and settle in to watch the hustle and bustle, as tourists and locals fill the streets, ready for a... […]

Things you must do in Tokyo

Tokyo is one of my favourite cities to date. If you’re looking for the best things to see and do in Tokyo, this is the post for you! Something about the hustle and bustle which contrasts the peaceful attitudes and green spaces, combined with the pull of Japanese culture, amazing food and, of course, endless cups of matcha, left me wanting so much more the last time I visited. And I promise you, when you go, you’ll want to return again too. It’s an adventure playground for every kind of traveller. Festivals, nature, day trips, architecture, culinary delights… Tokyo has it all within arm’s reach. If you want to visit this incredible city but have no idea where to start, I’ve put together a bucket list of highlights, including both things I did on my last trip, and things I... […]

Travel to the regions of Australia

I never thought I'd spend any time in Australia let alone such a large chunk of my life. I certainly never dreamed I'd marry an Australian and move to the other side of the world. So if you're looking to visit Australia as a backpacker and travel around by bus and train with a 2 man tent, as we did, or if you're looking to come here on vacation and stay in Australia's top hotels, as we have, or... […]

Vorarlberg road trip in Austria ft. Grosses Walsertal and Bregenzerwald

Before I arrived in Austria I knew very little about this German-speaking country which shares borders with eight other European countries, never mind anything about Vorarlberg where I was due to head on an epic Austrian road trip.My itinerary took me on an Austrian road trip through four villages in the region of Vorarlberg, which lie close to the borders of both Germany and Switzerland. It's... […]

Vorarlberg road trip in Austria Ft. Lech Zuers and Bodensee-Vorarlberg

Mellau - Lech Zuers. The drive from Mellau through to Lech Zuers was a pretty magical drive, one of the most memorable in my lifetime yet. It is such a shame that I was driving with no passenger because I would have loved to have swapped seats and spent the last leg of the drive (from Warth through to Lech) just taking photos for you. The trail our guide had chosen was the 1st stage of the... […]